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Mr. Joe Hines III

Good Day To All My Seventh Grade Foreign Language Students and Families:

I have been an Arlington employee since 2001 and I have been in our classrooms since 2007. I graduated from Marist College with my BA and an MA and I currently reside in the Hudson Valley Region. I enjoy my power walks, my endless endeavors on perfecting recipes, my constant efforts in finding new musical artists in all genres, leisurely binging on Sci-Fi TV Series, and remaining up-to-date with national and global news as it applies to the overall improvement of the content I take tremendous pride in delivering to your children each day. Know that as a previous Arlington graduate, I can only speak volumes about how our district has made tremendous strides in improving the accessibility of learning in all its forms for our great pool of diverse students. 

As someone who has taught Spanish many times before, I ask students and families to be patient with new technology and an enriched/modified curriculum for this year. While some students have a knack for linguistics, others will find it more challenging. I support all children regardless of the pace at which they learn. With that said, however, the extenuating circumstances can at times present difficulties on all fronts. Therefore, it's paramount for all students to self-advocate for their Spanish education. Mr. Schetter, his staff, and the LMS community have greeted me with such warmth and compassion. I am elated to return and I look forward to working with your children and the LMS community so that we can remain true to our district mission statement as set forth by our board and central administration: 

"The Arlington Central School District mission is to empower all students to be self-directed, lifelong learners, who willingly contribute to their community, and lead passionate, purposeful lives."

Throughout this year I encourage all families to reach out if they have any comments questions or concerns. I can be reached via e-mail: Be sure to also check your e-mail regularly for family updates, Google Classroom for due dates for assignments, and also be sure to view my Spanish course syllabus with many links and resources for you and your child (accessible only through your child's Google account). 


Buenas Suerte a Todos,


Señor Hines